Do you know, when Obama was officially elected back in November 2008, there were bloggers and commenters who actually asked what we would do now, how we'd actually find things to write about? How naive we were, assuming things would be move in a more positive direction, hoping things would look up. Make no mistake, I'm an optimist at heart and there have been things to take hope in. But not even in the darkest, most nihilistic part of my soul did I think that we'd see the GOP be as openly and brazenly destructive as we've seen, nor did I think we could possibly listen to the same idiots who advocated for the Iraqi invasion being taken credibly as they cheerlead for yet another military action in the Middle East. Good God, when will they stop getting a seat at the table?
I wish I could stop worrying and learn to love the bomb--and the bombers. But I can't. The idea is absurd to me as Stanley Kubrick so brilliantly portrayed it in this movie. As our contributor Scarce so aptly pointed out, the U.S. fired 110 tomahawk missiles, each costing $569,000. That's more than 5 years of NPR federal funding in less than an hour. That's some serious f-ed up priorities to me. And yet look at this line up. Once again, no one from the peace/anti-war movement, just Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen on four different shows. This Week will be presumably talking about the nuclear explosions in Japan and what that means for nuclear power development in the US and no one from advocating against nuclear power is invited to the table. But guess who *is* invited to the table...again? That's right: John McCain (along with BFFs Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham). Because if it's Sunday, it's time to stop worrying and watch the biggest bomb lovers.
ABC's "This Week" -, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen; Former Libyan Ambassador to the U.S. Ali Suleiman Aujali; French Ambassador to the United Nations Gerard Araud; United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu; former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson; former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
NBC's "Meet the Press" -Mullen; Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.; Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.; Gen. Michael Hayden; Richard Haass, president of Council on Foreign Relations.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Katty Kay, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Duffy, Norah O'Donnell. Topics: Is President Obama Failing To Lead? Could Republican Red Hots Spoil The Party? Meter Questions: Can Any GOP Presidential Candidate Be As Hopeful as President Obama? YES: 7 NO: 5;
Will President Obama Win The P.R. Battle If There Is A Government Shutdown? YES: 11 No: 1.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen; Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Chairman Joint of Chiefs Staff Mike Mullen; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent; retired Adm. William Fallon and retired Gen. Richard Myers.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Nuclear power's future and the CEO of Sony
"Fox News Sunday" - Chu; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.
So what's catching your eye this morning?